In today’s news: a nightingale inspires music, Dudamel pushes against Venezuelan government. Not enough compensation for a broken bass, and the end of moshpits? Soprano Agnes Giebel dies at the age of 95, and the Berlin Konzerthaus is planning an homage to Rostropowitsch. Australian Chamber Orchestra buys 400 year-old Amati cello.
In an attempt to make punk, rock and metal gigs less intimidating for female fans, many bands are banning moshpits and introducing ‘safe spaces’ instead.
From the nightingale to the linnet, via the blackcap and the corn bunting, UK birdsong is as unique and inspiring as the music it influences.
More than 25 UK music festivals are turning off their websites for a day on Monday as part of a zero-tolerance campaign highlighting sexual assaults.
Classical Music Magazine
Gustavo Dudamel has urged the government of Venezuela to ‘listen to the people’ following weeks of violent anti-government protests.
Kulturradio vom rbb
Die Sängerin starb nach Angaben ihrer Tochter bereits am 24. April in Köln im Kreis der Familie.
Nach Alfred Brendel vor wenigen Tagen widmet das Konzerthaus Berlin in der kommenden Saison dem Cellisten Mstislaw Rostropowitsch eine Hommage.
After the murder of a young El Sistema musician by the Maduro regime in Venezuela, conductor Gustavo Dudamel has finally clearly condemned the government of his native country.
The latest acquisition by the Australian Chamber Orchestra Instrument Fund, the Amati cello was bought last year for $US1 million ($1.4 million) from J&A Beare, a London-based fine instrument dealer.
Cleveland Institute of Music – Newsroom
The Cleveland Institute of Music is pleased to announce that violinists Ilya Kaler and Olga Dubossarskaya Kaler will join the CIM String Faculty at the start of the 2018-19 academic year.
South China Morning Post
Classic over-the-top Hong Kong action film Shock Wave a surprise hit with Chinese film-goers, along with movies from Pang Ho-cheung and Peter Chan, showing Hong Kong filmmakers still have a shot at winning in China